MSC Group and Chantiers de l’Atlantique have reached two essential milestones for the development of two new vessels.
MSC World Europa and MSC Euribia would be the first LNG-powered ships to be part of the MSC Cruises fleet subsequent yr, signifying a €3 billion funding in such ships.
World Europa II building can also be set to start in early 2023.
“Today represents another crucial milestone in our road towards nett zero emissions for our marine operations by 2050,” said Pierfrancesco Vago, govt chairman of MSC Cruises.
We are asserting vital building developments in not one however two of our next-generation LNG-powered vessels, bringing us ever nearer to our imaginative and prescient of the emissions-free cruise trade. “As the cleanest fuel currently available at scale for our operations, LNG is at the forefront of the momentous energy transition we must go through.”
The conventional coin ceremony occurred because the keel for MSC Cruises’ second LNG-powered ship, MSC Euribia, was laid. MSC Euribia will probably be one of the environmentally excessive performing modern boats produced in France.
As godmothers, Anne Claire Juventin, high quality management supervisor at Chantiers de l’Atlantique, and Valentina Mancini, model supervisor at MSC Cruises, represented the shipowner and shipbuilder, respectively.
“It is undoubtedly an exceptional event we are living today,” mentioned Laurent Castaing, normal supervisor of Chantiers de l’Atlantique.
This isn’t just as a result of these are the fifteenth and sixteenth ships we’re constructing for MSC Cruises, demonstrating the distinctive high quality of the connection we created between our two corporations within the Nineties; additionally it is as a result of they’ll rank among the many largest and best on the earth’s cruise market.
But it’s additionally and primarily as a result of they mark a major step forwards by way of what future cruise ships will appear like.
“At the time of delivery, they will have the market’s lowest carbon footprint in terms of emissions per passenger and per day.”